Daniel Preiskel, Ronnie Preiskel and Tim Cowen recognised in The Best Lawyers® United Kingdom 2018

Preiskel & Co congratulate Partners Daniel Preiskel, Ronnie Preiskel and Tim Cowen for their inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers ® in the United Kingdom. Daniel was selected for his leading expertise in Media and Entertainment Law, and Ronnie was selected for his considerable experience in Administrative & Public Law. Tim was chosen for his outstanding work in Competition…

New national security thresholds for merger control

The government has implemented its plans to amend the merger control thresholds in order to address national security concerns, initially set out in a Green Paper in October. In May the government published the Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply Test) (Amendment) Order 2018 and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Turnover Test) (Amendment) Order 2018, which…

Tim Cowen to speak at Digital Policy Alliance event on “Barriers To Making Cities Smart”

Partner Tim Cowen is pleased to be speaking at the upcoming Smart Society Working Group on 5 June 2018. The event is hosted by the Digital Policy Alliance in connection with the Intelligent Community Forum 2018 Global Summit. Tim will discuss “The Barriers to making a City Smart” and will address various government and industry barriers which stand…

France to take Google and Apple to Court

Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, announced on Wednesday that France it will take Google and Apple to court over what it considered “abusive” contractual terms imposed by the tech companies. France will be seeking fines of 2 million euros from Apple and Google. Maire has been made aware that the tech companies unilaterally imposed prices and contract…

Preiskel & Co write chapter for GTDT Foreign Investment Review 2018

Preiskel & Co’s team has written the UK chapter for Getting the Deal Through’s Foreign Investment Review 2018. The chapter outlines the legal framework which applies to foreign direct investment in the UK, including examples of recent merger cases and proposals for reform which have been developing at policy-level. Read the team’s chapter here. For advice regarding…

Does the EU’s ruling on Coty’s preliminary reference scupper the Kartellampt’s plans?

The judgement for a preliminary reference arising from a dispute between Coty Germany GmbH, a supplier of luxury cosmetics, and Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, one of Coty’s authorised distributors was issued by the EU Court on 6 December 2017. The preliminary reference concerned the application of Article 101(3) TFEU to a selective distribution contract between Coty…